The title of Duke of Windsor will no longer be used by the members of the royal family due to a heartbreaking reason.

While speaking with Express, royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams said that the decision may have had something to do with the disgrace that Edward VIII caused decades ago.

Edward VIII was crowned as King years ago, but he decided to abdicate from his position so that he could be with the woman that he loved. His sudden decision resulted in his younger brother becoming the new King.

“ It is ironic that, although the change in the name of the Royal Family from the German Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the quintessentially English Windsor in 1917 was a stroke of genius, this Dukedom is never likely to be used again by a member of the Royal Family. The Dukedom of Windsor is unlikely ever to be used again as it will forever be identified with the Queen’s uncle, who abdicated in 1936 to marry the twice-divorced Wallis Simpson,” Fitzwilliams said.

The royal expert went on to suggest that Edward VIII’s reputation got much worse after he passed away. In the past, he was referred to as the King who gave up his throne for love. But in recent decades, he became a King whose patriotism and duty meant nothing to the public.

“His selfishness has become his epitaph,” he said.

Fitzwilliams also said that it is quite common for the royal family to banish certain royal titles that don’t have favorable history. Such was the case of the royal title Clarence that is no longer being used today because of its links with Queen Victoria’s notoriously hedonistic grandson, Prince Eddy.

Prince Eddy was linked to a sexual scandal so after his death on January 1892, his royal title as the Duke of Clarence became extinct.

Meanwhile, Edward VIII fell in love with Wallis Simpson, a divorced woman. And as such, their relationship didn’t receive the blessing of the royal family.

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